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  Butterfly effect - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
The butterfly effect is a phrase that encapsulates the more technical notion of sensitive dependence on initial conditions in chaos theory.
The concept of the butterfly effect is sometimes used in popular media dealing with the idea of time travel, usually inaccurately.
In his explanation of the effect, he notes that exponential growth of small perturbations can occur; however, such exponential growth continues only so long as the disturbance remains very small compared to the size of the attractor, at which point it folds back and is lost to the cumulative effect.
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 Chaos - Crystalinks
The practical consequence of the butterfly effect is that complex systems such as the weather are difficult to predict past a certain time range - approximately a week, in the case of weather.
The concept of the Butterfly effect is sometimes used in popular media dealing with the idea of time travel, though not always accurately.
An example of such sensitivity is the so-called "butterfly effect", which suggests that the flapping of a butterfly's wings might create tiny changes in the atmosphere, which could over time cause a tornado to occur.
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 The The butterfly effect with Child Abuse Effects and adobe after effects (via CobWeb/3.1 planet03.csc.ncsu.edu)   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-08)
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 The Butterfly Effect (via CobWeb/3.1 planet03.csc.ncsu.edu)   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-08)
The "Butterfly Effect", or more technically the "sensitive dependence on initial conditions", is the essence of chaos.
This is an illustration of the butterfly effect - the idea in meteorology that the flapping of a butterfly's wing will create a disturbance that in the chaotic motion of the atmosphere will become amplified eventually to change the large scale atmospheric motion, so that the long term behavior becomes impossible to forecast.
The "Butterfly Effect" is often ascribed to Lorenz.
www.cmp.caltech.edu.cob-web.org:8888 /~mcc/chaos_new/Lorenz.html   (348 words)

 The Butterfly Effect: Reflections on Chance and the "It Might Have Beens" of History
The central image in the popularization of chaos theory has to do with a butterfly: the movement of air caused by a butterfly's beating its wings in the Amazonian junge, we're told, can subtly alter local airflows that in turn might influence larger airflows and, ultimately, produce some dramatic climate effects all over the world.
Because of its shape, it was called a "butterfly ballot." It had the unintended effect --unintended we may assume, as the office-holder was a Democrat-- of confusing a great many people who wanted to vote for Al Gore into marking their ballots instead for Pat Buchanan.
When it comes to the effects of the Butterfly Ballot in Palm Beach County, it is hard to over-dramatize how profoundly the two alternative paths likely diverge.
www.opednews.com /articles/opedne_andrew_b_060403_the_butterfly_effect.htm   (1100 words)

 Myswizard » Butterfly effect
In the 1952 short story by Ray Bradbury, “A Sound of Thunder”;, the killing of a butterfly during the time of dinosaurs causes the future to change in subtle but meaningful ways: e.g., the spelling of English, and the outcome of a political election.
According to the actual theory, however, the mere presence of the time travelers in the past would be enough to change short-term events (such as the weather), and would also have an unpredictable impact on the distant future.
However, this movie does not seriously explore the implications of the butterfly effect; only the lives of the principal characters seem to change from one scenario to another.
www.myswizard.com /2006/07/10/butterfly-effect   (813 words)

 Butterfly Effect : iSOUND.COM
The Profile The Butterfly Effect emerged from the Brisbane underground hard rock scene in 2001 with their debut self-titled EP which instantly gained recognition on national youth radio network, Triple J. Self-financed and released through local independent label Modern Music the EP soon became highly in demand across the entire country.
The Butterfly Effect is an extremely powerful and dynamic four-piece hard rock band that leaves all that see them stunned and satisfied.
The Butterfly Effect are: Clint Boge: Vocals Ben Hall: Drums Glenn Esmond: Bass Kurt Goedhart: Guitar On Radio The latest single from the debut album “One Second Of Insanity”, was added to Triple J on high rotation and hit No.1 on the NET50 after only two weeks in rotation.
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 IEEE Spectrum: Butterfly Effect   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-08)
These scales contain a pigment that absorbs light at wavelengths of around 420 nanometers—roughly sky blue—and radiates it at 505 nm in the blue-green region where butterfly eyes are particularly sensitive.
The trouble with this mechanism is that while half the fluorescent light radiates away from the butterfly, the other half radiates into the wing structure.
That half of the light would be lost were it not for the extraordinary structure of the scales.
www.spectrum.ieee.org /feb06/2811   (501 words)

 Butterfly Effect
The "Butterfly Effect" is the propensity of a system to be sensitive to initial conditions.Such systems over time become unpredictable,this idea gave rise to the notion of a butterfly flapping it's wings in one area of the world,causing a tornado or some such weather event to occur in another remote area of the world.
Comparing this effect to the domino effect,is slightly misleading.There is dependence on the initial sensitivity,but whereas a simple linear row of dominoes would cause one event to initiate another similar one,the butterfly effect amplifies the condition upon each iteration.
Now results of a study of free-flying butterflies published today in the journal Nature suggest that the insects rely on a variety of techniques, often employed in successive strokes, over the course of a flight.
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 AutoSpeed - Butterfly Effect
The butterfly opening is infinitely variable over a 90 degree range and is designed to control exhaust noise and backpressure.
When the butterfly valve is closed – or very near closed – it improves noise suppression of mufflers and cat converters.
The butterfly valve and housing assembly are largely unchanged – the butterfly is made from 316 stainless steel and the housing is cast alloy.
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 The Cinematic Verses: The Butterfly Effect   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-08)
I was waiting for Evan to discover that he actually had a butterfly lodged in his frontal lobe or perhaps his father was actually a butterfly.
The Butterfly Effect is in effect cinematic swiss cheese.
Given what Evan endures in the film, it would be plausible that he would descend deeper and deeper into madness (not unlike his father who apparently suffers from the same butterfly effect), but Evan manages to maintain his sanity and even achieve a measure of success that seems more than a stretch.
www.thecinematicverses.com /reviews/thebutterflyeffect.html   (833 words)

 Concepts: Butterfly effect
The mathematics of chaos has been popularized through the notion of the butterfly effect: the possibility that a large storm in New England may be caused by a butterfly wing flap in China.
Finally, it is not established experimentally that sensitivity in weather extends as far as a butterfly flap of a wing.
Nevertheless, the lack of predictability of the weather and the existence of amplification due to feedback is clear in weather patterns.
necsi.org /guide/concepts/butterflyeffect.html   (422 words)

 MTV News | 'Butterfly Effect': Two Hours Of Idiot Teen-Hunk Exploitation? By Kurt Loder (via CobWeb/3.1 ...   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-08)
This "butterfly effect" — a term derived from the idea that even the merest flutter of a butterfly's wing in the present can have unforeseeably disastrous consequences in the future — was described in 1972 by the chaos theoretician Edward Lorenz.
"The Butterfly Effect" is a pummeling experience, filled with emotional jolts that can literally rock you back in your seat, and scenes so vividly hideous that, if the camera didn't (usually) pull away at the penultimate moment, they'd be very hard to watch.
On the basis of "The Butterfly Effect," there would seem to be little that he can't do as an actor.
www.mtv.com.cob-web.org:8888 /movies/news/articles/1484536/story.jhtml   (718 words)

 TheMovieBoy Review - The Butterfly Effect (2004)
The title derives from a chaos theory that states a butterfly flapping its wings in South Africa can cause a typhoon on the other side of the world, and the film in question asks if the same concept may be possible through time rather than space.
Written and directed by J. Mackye Gruber and Eric Bress (who scripted 2003's "Final Destination 2"), "The Butterfly Effect" is a masterfully disturbing and eerie thriller, but, as a refreshing conceit, most of its effectiveness evolves from its thought-provoking ideas, as opposed to cheap shock value and exploitation.
The central dilemma at work in "The Butterfly Effect" is whether, for better or worse, a person should let the natural hands of fate decide our outcomes, or change things with the chance that better lives could come of it.
www.themovieboy.com /reviews/b/04_butterflyeffect.htm   (945 words)

 Filmtracks: The Butterfly Effect (Michael Suby)
The psychological thriller The Butterfly Effect was created by the same people who brought Final Destination 2 to the screen, and they seem to enjoy twisting reality and timelines in bizarre, psychological ways.
To some degree, The Butterfly Effect is a another variation on the reality-twisting tales of teenie love gone awry, and perhaps you have to scratch your head and wonder just how many times films like this will continue to earn audience interest.
His work for The Butterfly Effect doesn't really vary from time shift to time shift as much as it could have, with a consistent blend of orchestral and electronic music remaining steady in quality and substance from start to end.
www.filmtracks.com /titles/butterfly_effect.html   (744 words)

 The Butterfly Effect Movie Review at Hollywood Video
Not to be confused with The Mothman Prophecies (2002), The Butterfly Effect is a reasonably effective supernatural thriller starring Ashton Kutcher in his first dramatic screen role.
In The Butterfly Effect, however, co-directors Bress and Gruber simply present Evan's trips through time as a given, as if they couldn't be bothered with such pesky details like plausibility and narrative logic.
It's just that the narrative in Butterfly Effect is so disjointed and confusing that it squanders a fairly interesting premise, and Kutcher (though he tries valiantly) isn't always up to the emotional demands of the movie.
www.hollywoodvideo.com /movies/movie.aspx?mid=138665   (1567 words)

 Amazon.com: Butterfly Effect: Music: Moonspell   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-08)
"Butterfly Effect" is a very eclectic album, having tracks consumed by rage and laced with fl metal growls next to more laid back and melancholy tracks containing mostly clean vocals, so even those who aren't so enamored with extreme metal will probably find something here they like.
The growling vocals on Butterfly Effect are done very tastefully, as they never actually overshadow or suppress the other elements of the music.
Butterfly Fx song is the defination of its tittle, i.e., Chaos and stands true to the name.
www.amazon.com /Butterfly-Effect-Moonspell/dp/B00002MYZC   (1697 words)

 DVD Times - The Butterfly Effect   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-08)
The Butterfly Effect is perhaps one of the most surprising films I have seen so far this year.
In reality, The Butterfly Effect could hardly be described as "edgy" in comparison to a good deal of other films I could name, but as far as a Hollywood project aimed at a teen/young adult audience goes, this is pretty far out there.
The Butterfly Effect is released in the UK on 13 September 2004.
www.dvdtimes.co.uk /content.php?contentid=12449   (2451 words)

 What is chaos theory? - a definition from Whatis.com - see also: butterfly effect   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-08)
The butterfly effect, first described by Lorenz at the December 1972 meeting of the American Association for the Advancement of Science in Washington, D.C., vividly illustrates the essential idea of chaos theory.
In a 1963 paper for the New York Academy of Sciences, Lorenz had quoted an unnamed meteorologist's assertion that, if chaos theory were true, a single flap of a single seagull's wings would be enough to change the course of all future weather systems on the earth.
The California Institute of Technology provides a demonstration of the butterfly effect.
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 The butterfly swimmer effect
Crispin is a butterfly swimmer, and testimony to the buttock-toning abilities of the dolphin kick.
The Butterfly Effect of which you spoke is the essence of chaos theory and may be technically described as the sensitivity of chaotic systems to initial conditions.
Because of the sensitivity of the critical state to small changes, the Butterfly Effect again applies – a small perturbation can eventually affect the behavior of the system everywhere.
johnmm.bol.ucla.edu /sexualphysics/butterflyeffect.htm   (966 words)

 No. 652: The Butterfly Effect
The idea was that if a butterfly chances to flap his wings in Beijing in March, then, by August, hurricane patterns in the Atlantic will be completely different.
And weather, of course, is just one face of the larger thing we all want to know, but which we never shall predict.
Somewhere in the world, a butterfly will always flap its wings and thwart our age-old craving to predict -- our own future.
www.uh.edu /engines/epi652.htm   (413 words)

 IMAGO - Sanity.com.au - More Movies - More Music
IMAGO is the second long player to be released by The Butterfly Effect, a stunning example of the how the bands writing skills have evolved their sound, whilst keeping the already distinctive characteristics of their style.
IMAGO was written and arranged by The Butterfly Effect and recorded by US producer Joe Barresi, at Sound City Studios in LA. The album portrays a very melodic heavy rock sound which differentiates the band from other rock bands in the current climate.
Although filled with the resonant rock characteristics which The Butterfly Effect are known for, IMAGO has elevated the band to a higher level of musicianship.
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 USATODAY.com - Change is not so good for Kutcher in 'The Butterfly Effect'   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-08)
You tend to notice this when early on a film offers a mother and baby being blown up, a dog set on fire and a child pornographer camcording his daughter with a neighbor kid.
The Butterfly Effect has all this and Ashton Kutcher, too, as the specialist in doofuses and dudes takes on a straight role playing a psych major with a troubled past — and the power to change it.
The movie's title springs from the chaos-theory supposition that a butterfly flapping wings on one part of the globe might trigger a hurricane on another.
www.usatoday.com /life/movies/reviews/2004-01-22-butterfly-effect_x.htm   (514 words)

 Amazon.com: The Butterfly Effect (Infinifilm Edition): DVD: Ashton Kutcher,Melora Walters,Amy Smart,Elden ...   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-08)
Instead, this foolhardy experiment in chaos theory (the titular "butterfly effect," popularized by Jeff Goldblum in Jurassic Park) results in a variety of nightmarish permutations, each having dire consequences for him and/or his friends.
While "The Butterfly Effect" wasn't critically acclaimed or well loved by everyone, I thought it was a pretty good movie when I first saw it at the theatres.
Overall, Butterfly Effect was a handsomely-filmed, "sci-fi" movie that didn't rely on special effects to hold my interest and entertain me. It was a great ride.
www.amazon.com /Butterfly-Effect-Infinifilm-Eric-Bress/dp/B0001Z52RU   (2435 words)

 Butterfly Effect / The Butterfly Effect 2, The (Widescreen) - Wal-Mart
Butterfly Effect / The Butterfly Effect 2, The (Widescreen) - Wal-Mart
Butterfly Effect / The Butterfly Effect 2, The (Widescreen)
"The Butterfly Effect 2" - It's non-stop suspense and action in this powerful sequel to the Mega-Hit, "The Butterfly Effect." After a tragic accident claims the life of his girlfriend (Erica Durance, "Smallville"), Nick (Erik Lively, "American Pie") discovers that he has the paranormal power to change the past and save her.
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 The View from the Moon
Most of us know the butterfly effect: "Small variations of the initial condition of a dynamical system may produce large variations in the long term behavior of the system.
Then at about 8am on June 14th, 2005, we opened opensolaris.org and invited the world in for a look, and to join us in developing a world class operating system.
The butterfly effect leaves me optimistic-- and fairly sure that the next year will bring new surprises...
blogs.sun.com /dp/entry/the_butterfly_effect_revisited   (428 words)

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